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Episode 55: How to Prepare Your Homeschooled Teen for College Socially/Emotionally

Overview: As homeschoolers our teens may not know how to prepare for college socially and emotionally, but you can guide them with these tips.

Knowing how to prepare for college academics may seem easy compared to whether your homeschooled teen will be ready socially and emotionally. I’ve sent four kids off to college and have learned a bit about what they will need to be ready for in the realms of relationships, expectations, etc. In this episode I share several character qualities that will help your teen succeed.

If you’re listening to this and your teen doesn’t seem to have these attributes yet, it’s not too late. Some of this they will learn ahead of time, and some of it they will learn on-the-job, so to speak. Sometimes they may end up learning the hard way! That’s OK; just be there to counsel them through it if they ask. Life lessons are always valuable!


As homeschoolers our teens may not know how to prepare for college socially and emotionally, but you can guide them with these tips.

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About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.


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